Most people understand that a wood fence can add charm, functionality, and value to a property. After all, wood is the most common choice for residential fences. However, there are a number of benefits of a wooden fence that tend to go overlooked. Not only is wood incredibly economical and easy to maintain, but it can blend into a wide variety of architectural styles. Here are a few things you might not have known about wooden fences.
Excellent Sound Barriers
A well constructed wood fence can readily absorb noises and sounds from the street and adjoining properties. Pressure treated lumber, plywood, and glued laminates are particularly effective for this application. A sound barrier fence can add peace and quiet to your property that you might not otherwise be able to enjoy.
When it comes to protecting and securing your patio, lawn or pool, a wooden fence is your best option. A wooden fence can be built to allow airflow while also maintaining a degree of privacy from your neighbors. In fact, many cities and municipalities even require that pools be fenced in so that wandering animals and children don’t accidentally fall in.
An Effective Wind Barrier
In addition to providing extra security and absorbing sound, a wooden fence can serve as a windbreaker for your property. Depending on whether or not you want to stop wind altogether or just slow it down, a solid or slotted fence can help. Solid fences can cut wind flow by up to 50%. Why does this matter? Well, if you live in a particularly windy area and want to grow plants, a wind barrier can help keep them in place and prevent erosion.
More Cost Effective and Stylish
Wooden fences come in many styles that can look just as good as metal fences, but are also much more cost effective. When considering a privacy or other type of fence, wood provides a longer life span and is more easily repaired. Wood fences offer a certain elegance that simply can’t be achieved by other materials.
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